cvs commit: src/usr.bin/tar write.c

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Fri May 4 12:16:09 UTC 2007

Quoting Colin Percival <cperciva at> (from Thu, 03 May 2007  
10:20:22 -0700):

> Tim Kientzle wrote:
>> I wonder if it would be simpler to set non-zero exit only
>> if this is the first path returned from tree_next() (which
>> should be the path given on the command line).  That
>> would avoid the headache of having to perform a textual
>> path comparison.
>> A simple flag to indicate if this is the first time
>> through the loop should suffice, I think.
> Hmm... I considered this, but I wasn't sure if there were any edge
> cases where the first path returned by tree_next might not be the
> path passed to tree_open; so I decided to take the route which I
> knew would always work.

What if someone gives more than one path to tar?


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